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A breakdown of Gwinnett County's upcoming MARTA vote

ATLANTA — Whether to bring MARTA to Gwinnett County for the first time or vote it down -- that’s the decision county residents will have to make on Feb. 25th during early voting.


Man accused of stealing thousands from vending machines at 2 colleges

A Gwinnett County man is behind bars after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from vending machines on the campuses of Georgia State and the University of North Georgia. Authorities said Tyrone Dwayne Lane, 26, a former employee of Georgia Vending Services, likely used a key to gain access to m


Lottery officials: Second consecutive winning Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Gwinnett

There must be something in the numbers. Georgia Lottery officials have announced that, for the second time this week, a jackpot-winning Fantasy 5 ticket was sold in Gwinnett County. It was the second time in two days actually that a winning ticket was sold in the county.


Gwinnett police renew call for information in 2015 double homicide

Gwinnett County police renewed calls for information about a double homicide that occurred in unincorporated Lawrenceville four years ago. Detectives are still searching for the person or people who fatally shot Kory Moss, 22, and Stacy Hall, 24, on Feb. 9, 2015, in an apartment at the Wesley Herrin


Homes evacuated as crews respond to Brookhaven gas leak

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. — A stretch of a Brookhaven street is shut down Friday afternoon as crews work to determine the cause of a gas leak. Brookhaven Police told 11Alive Caldwell Road between Redding Road and Ashford Road is currently closed. A couple of homes nearby also had to be evacuated.


PHOTOS: Walk the Moon performs at Georgia Theatre

Walk the Moon, a rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, performed to a sold out crowd at the Georgia Theatre on Friday, Feb. 16. The band was accompanied by opener Bear Hands from Brooklyn, New York.


12-year-old boy hit, killed crossing busy Gwinnett County road

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A boy was killed after he was hit by multiple cars while crossing a busy Gwinnett County road on Tuesday night. Police said Gianni Salazar, 12, was attempting to cross six lanes of Pleasant Hill Road near Woodberry Drive around 7 p.m. when he was hit by three vehicles. Salazar


South Georgia prepares for public health emergency

LANIER COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Lanier County emergency officials prepared for a day they hope never comes on Friday. Communities often prepare for emergencies in regard to severe weather, like hurricanes or tornadoes. On Friday, the Georgia Department of Public Health hosted a preparedness drill for a


Atlanta rapper 21 Savage booked into S. Georgia jail on felony warrant

It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, starting with a pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a South Georgia jail on a felony theft by deception warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.


Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce head stepping down in June

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — President and CEO of Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce Dr. Daniel Kaufman will be retire from his position at the end of June. Dr. Kaufman took on the role after stepping down as President of Georgia Gwinnett College in 2013.


Attorney Accused, Hit By 3 Cars, Dead Elephant: Top Georgia News

It was a busy week of news around Georgia, with stories such as a DeKalb attorney accused of killing his mother, a twelve-year-old who was fatally hit by three cars, a bill that would protect people who rescue animals from hot cars, a 911 call of a frantic mother who found her son's dead body and de


Gwinnett Inspections: Rotting Cabbage, Moldy Limes, 37 Score

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA — Here are some restaurant and food service inspections conducted in Gwinnett County during the past few days. Click on the date for more info. Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible scor


Georgia woman pleads to hauling kilos of drugs on I-75

MACON, GA (WALB) -- A Tifton woman pleaded guilty in Macon federal court Wednesday on a drug charge after she was arrested for carrying four kilos of meth and cocaine in her car with the intent to distribute.


Georgia drivers must make more stops for school buses

Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed a bill into law revising the state’s traffic regulations for driving past school buses stopped to load or unload students. Now drivers must stop for school buses stopped to load or unload passengers unless they are driving on a highway divided by a grass median, unpa


Gwinnett County performs marriages, couple vow renewals for Valentine's Day

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to say “I do.” That’s what several couples did Thursday in Gwinnett County to celebrate Valentine’ Day. The county was performing marriage and vow renewal ceremonies at the Gwinnett County Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville.


Gwinnett County to preserve its first all Black school

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (CBS46)- Efforts to preserve Gwinnett County’s first all Black school are underway. Back in the late 40's, 50's, and 60’s the Hooper Renwick School was the only location African-Americans in the area could be educated. But after years of deterioration, the historic building was sl

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Candy sends 28 middle school students to hospitals; GBI handling testing

More than two dozen students were sent to hospitals on Valentine’s Day after ingesting snacks and candy at a south Fulton County middle school Thursday. The Sandtown Middle School students were taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta campuses at Hughes Spalding and Egleston and Grady Memorial Hosp


New Georgia law changes rules for drivers during school bus stops

A new law in Georgia changes when drivers are required to stop for a stopped school bus, but it shouldn't seem new to most drivers. It actually fixes a flaw in the law that allowed drivers on some highways to keep driving even when a school bus was stopped.


7 of America’s best hospitals are in Georgia, according to a new report

Of the nearly 175 hospitals in Georgia, seven facilities were recently recognized as the country’s best of the best. That’s according to a new report from Healthgrades, for which analysts ranked the top 250, top 100 and top 50 hospitals in the United States “based solely on clinical quality outcomes


Lawrenceville man charged with insurance fraud

A Gwinnett man was one of three insurance fraud suspects arrested by the Georgia Department of Insurance’s Fraud Unit in the last week, officials announced Tuesday. Michael Simpson, 54, of Lawrenceville, was arrested on Feb. 6 and charged with one count of insurance fraud in connection with an April